Year: 2023

Still from "It Never Takes Long To Say No" video — last post of 2023

Last Entry for 2023

26 December 2023

It seemed like a good time to do a final post for 2023. It’s a time of rest, reflection, planning and looking forward to new things.

Soft Riot | It Never Takes Long To Say No — Video Still premieres the video for “It Never Takes Long To Say No”

7 December 2023

The new video for the track “It Never Takes Long To Say No.” — the third track on the recently released  the album No. — has premiered on

A Luna Red — SLMZK! — Video Still

In Conversation with Scrapyard Radio about A Luna Red and Soft Riot

15 November 2023

Musician and radio host Kaine Delay of Scrapyard Radio reached out to discuss A Luna Red, a Vancouver-based synth-punk/industrial band I was in from 1999-2003, as well as happenings with Soft Riot.

Waveteef 2024 Festival Promo Flyer Square

New mix for the 2024 edition of Waveteef

13 November 2023

The track “Wishing You Were Wrong” has been included on a brand new mix of artists performing at the 2024 edition of the Waveteef Festival, happening the end of March 2024 around Easter in Antwerp BE.

Possession Records presents — Thursday, 23 November 2023 at The Flying Duck in Glasgow — Soft Riot, GrGr, Dirt Brooks

Possession Records presents Soft Riot, GrGr and Dirt Brooks in Glasgow

25 October 2023

Following the successful album launch for No. in Glasgow back in August, here’s a new upcoming local show with supports GrGr from Munich and local electronic artist Dirt Brooks at The Flying Duck on 23 November 2023.

Soft Riot — image of six albums released on vinyl

All Songs: Every released track in alphabetical order

20 October 2023

Here’s one for those interested: a list of every SOFT RIOT song released in alphabetical order with a full legend of icons noting particular specs for each track released.

Soft Riot — Mythic Rhythmic — October 2023 Issue — Interview/Feature

Soft Riot feature on Mythic Rhythmic

11 October 2023

Read a new feature including interview on the US synth website Mythic Rhythmic for their second, October 2023 issue. Mythic Rhythmic is also a radio show where a few tracks, including a couple from the latest album No. are featured on their latest online mix.

Soft Riot — Promo Photo 2 | Spring 2023

Kollektiva sounds in on “No.”

19 September 2023

The Hungarian web presence known as Kollektiva puts in a strong endorsement for the new album No.: “…even in this sad, dark age, the album full of innovation and to say, which besides perfect musical production, at least the ‘NO’ is so focused.”

Soft Riot : NO. LP on BandCamp (August 2023)

“No.” added to New And Notable on BandCamp

19 August 2023

Many thanks to BandCamp for featuring No. In their New And Notable section, which selects choice new releases featured on the platform.

The Book Of Very Very Bad Things #100 | Jack Duckworth (Soft Riot / Radio Berlin)

In Conversation with The Book Of Very Very Bad Things

11 August 2023

The Book Of Very Very Bad Things is an American podcast hosted by musician and writer Peter Tanski. In both parts of this two part conversation we talk about the new album “No.” and meander through a wide variety of other topics.


The new album No. is out today!

11 August 2023

The tenth album called No. is out now and available on Vinyl LP, Digipak CD and Digital, as well as on various streaming services. Read on for more info about ordering, shipments and for listening links!

Soft Riot : No. | Full album stream on Ghettoblaster Magazine

Album Stream | Soft Riot, No. on Ghettoblaster Magazine

10 August 2023

The new album No. is out TOMORROW and with that many thanks go out to Ghettoblaster Magazine for a nice feature on this album that contains an overview and FULL stream of the record. - Soft Riot - Say Yes To No

“Say Yes To No” — Outside Left

3 August 2023

Many thanks to Alan Rider of UK magazine Outside Left for press this nice album feature on the forthcoming “No.” album. — ‘…alternately bubbling or razor-sharp analogue synths battle it out in a sound that is both retro and futuristic.’

Gut Feeling Podcast #23 | Jack Duckworth (Soft Riot / Radio Berlin)

In Conversation with Gut Feeling

1 August 2023

Gut Feeling is a music podcast/interview archive run by veteran Canadian music journalist Gregory Adams. In this podcast #23 we talk about the new album “No.” as well as touch the iceberg about the musical history of Soft Riot, mainly covering the early years of playing in bands from 1992-1998.

Carlos Grabstein

Soft Riot & Carlos Grabstein “Rebuilding It Again” Video Premiere

27 July 2023

A collaborative track between Soft Riot and Berlin-based electronic musician and DJ Carlos GrabStein, originally from Mexico City, based on the single “A Spade Is Played Again” with accompanying video.

Soft Riot | Linked Between Two Minds — Video Still and Kool Rock Radio premiere the video for “Linked Between Two Minds”

25 July 2023

Many thanks to and Kool Rock Radio for premiering this new video for this track. It’s the first single off the forthcoming album “No.” out 11 August 2023  as well as the title track off the new, extended single of the same name.

Soft Riot's album is titled "No." but I say yes.

Soft Riot’s album is titled “No.” but I say yes.

22 July 2023

Thanks to Brutal Resonance for writing their new feature and full album preview for the forthcoming “No.” album out 11 August 2023.

Soft Riot - Cover Songs | Nomeansno : Mama | Hoover : The Lurid Traversal of Route 7 | Bruce Cockburn : Stealing Fire

The Mysterious World of Cover Songs

14 July 2023

A look at the particular and problematic world of approaching cover songs, as well as a reflection on the three cover songs done by myself so far by artists Hoover, Nomeansno and Bruce Cockburn.

Soft Riot. | A Spade Is Played Again (Breakdown Version) — Video Still

“A Spade Is Played Again (Breakdown Version)” video premiere on White Light // White Heat

30 June 2023

The popular, underground music website White Light // White Heat has premiered the first video in relation to the forthcoming No. album, “A Spade Is Played Again (Breakdown Version)”.

Ubre Blanca "Rhizome" Cassette Cover

Ubre Blanca’s “Nocturne I” featuring Soft Riot

5 June 2023

Today is the release day for the new album Rhizome by Ubre Blanca, a Glasgow-based “dark electronic disco”, and which I collaborated with them on the album’s second track, “Nocturne I”.


Announcing the new album, “No.”

15 May 2023

The new SOFT RIOT album — NO. Out 11 August 2023 on Possession Records (UK) and Wave Tension Records (NL). Nine new tracks available on Vinyl LP, Digipak CD and Digital.